Olavi Louhivuori Presents "Immediate Music III" - A Boundary-Pushing Musical Triumph with drummers Glenn Kotche and Tony Buck
Renowned Finnish artist, drummer and composer Olavi Louhivuori invites listeners to embark on an extraordinary journey with the release of his highly anticipated album, Immediate Music III. The final installment of the captivating Immediate Music trilogy, this avant-garde masterpiece redefines the boundaries of music, presenting a fusion of improvised and experimental sounds that resonate with raw emotion and unparalleled artistry.
Immediate Music III is a testament to the power of collaboration and creative exploration. Featuring drummers Glenn Kotche (Wilco), and Tony Buck (The Necks) on drums, the album is a tapestry of sonic experimentation that seamlessly blends their distinctive styles into a harmonious whole.
Louhivuori says: “Recording with Tony and Glenn was an absolute dream come true. These two musicians have been my heroes for years, and having the opportunity to collaborate with them was beyond my wildest expectations. The recording sessions were not only inspirational but also incredibly humbling. The atmosphere in the studio was warm and inviting, fostering a creative energy that flowed effortlessly. I'm extremely happy to have been a part of this unforgettable experience.”
As the final chapter of Olavi Louhivuori's Immediate Music trilogy, Immediate Music III stands as a triumphant conclusion to a visionary series that has captured the hearts and imaginations of music enthusiasts worldwide.
Available in both vinyl and digital formats. The vinyl edition is a limited release of 300 copies. Release date 10th November 2023.
Olavi Louhivuori has established himself as a drum artist and composer with a distinctively nuanced and subtly experimental style. He is a leader of a Finnish experimental jazz ensemble Oddarrang that has released 5 critically acclaimed albums, and a fiery jazz quartet Superposition. He has also released 2 solo albums: Inhale Exhale in 2008 and Existence in 2014. Louhivuori was a longtime drummer in Tomasz Stanko’s various ensembles, most notably Tomasz Stanko Quintet (Dark Eyes, ECM, 2009). He has collaborated with Anthony Braxton, Palle Danielsson, Susanne Abbuehl and Marilyn Crispell, to name a few. Louhivuori has received Emma Award for the Best Finnish Jazz Album of the Year twice (Oddarrang in 2006 and Superposition in 2020).
Tony Buck is regarded as one of Australia’s most creative and adventurous exports, with vast experience across the globe. As a drummer, percussionist, improviser, guitarist, video maker and producer, he has been involved in a highly diverse array of projects but is probably best known around the world as a member of the trio The Necks.
Apart from The Necks he has played, toured or recorded with Jon Rose, Otomo Yoshihide, John Zorn, T. Cora, Phil Minton, Haino, Even Parker, The Machine for Making Sense, Lee Ranaldo, Ne Zhdall, The EX, Clifford Jordan, Ground Zero …
Glenn Kotche is an American drummer and composer, best known for his involvement in the band Wilco since 2001. He was included in Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Drummers of all time list and named the 40th greatest drummer of all time by by Gigwise in 2008.
Kotche is involved with several other projects including an ongoing band with Darin Gray called On Fillmore, and projects with Jim O’Rourke, Radiohead’sEd O’Brien and Phil Selway, Neil Finn, Kronos Quartet, Iron and Wine, Chicago Youth Symphony, Andrew Bird and many more. He has appeared on over 100 recordings to date.